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with president obama and mrs. obama, and ca, this tor wrote "the obamas," a reporter with the "new york times," and david marines's first half on president obama, barack obama: the story" came out as well. >> guest: yes, whenever there's a sitting president, it's a boom for publishers who jump on the wagon and publish as much books as possible. it's interesting to me in particular because it delves into the early life of barack obama from his childhood to a student in new york to early organizing days and he did a thorough job in terms of talking with a whole lot of different people who knew the president in his early life. cantor also clearly did quite a bit of reporting and investigation with her book about the marriage between barack obama and michelle obama, and rachel, from what i understand, took a larger view looking at the first lady and her larger ancestry and putting together a larger story as a result. >> host: now, bob -- >> guest: now, those -- >> host: go ahead, please. >> guest: no, i was just going to say of the three, my favorite was the marines. it was exhaustive and exhaust
a long time just trying to figure out what's going on with the story. president obama will be coming here later today and meet with some of the victims' families and we're told he will speak at a vigil being held tonight. meanwhile, the community is grieving. we saw more vigils here last night really moving vigils. 20 children and 6 adults died in friday's shooting inside sandy hook elementary. we should begin hearing the first funeral plans for some of the victims very soon. we also want to pass this along. the united way has set up a sandy hook school fund. donations, as you can see right there on your screen, donations sent to the newtown savings bank 39 main street right here in newtown, connecticut. this fund will be used to help pay for the funerals of the victims, john. >>> police say they have found important evidence during their searches at the school and at the shooter's home. we also know now more about the actual shooting and what weapons were used in it. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti joins me now and, susan, what are we learning this morning? >> hi, john. well,
fundamentally opposed to giving in on entitlements. good news is john boehner and president obama is not two of those people. they are negotiating. >> neil: it has to be voted on. >> hold on. their job as leaders. >> with all due respect, you are factually incorrect. republicans are willing to give. republicans are coming forth we're not going to be bound by grover norquist tax pledge. but they are saying they are willing to give. president and the democrats will not give an inch on spending cuts, forget about an inch, a centimeter. >> i have to say on that, the fact of the matter is you do know boehner has come out and extended an olive branch in public. so far the president has not done that. i keep hearing democrats talk about polls. they are in a win-win situation. it's all about a popularity contest and not about the fiscal health of the country. >> it's so unpatriotic for them not to be staying there. i don't know why they are going home for christmas. its national crisis. they should be there working there every minute to get this solved. >> just real quickly, not that i don't think t
institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> president obama it is in newtown, conn. tonight. according to the white house, he has been meetings with the families of the victims of the school shooting. he is expected to be the final speaker at an interfaith vigil this evening. we will have live coverage right here on c-span. we will take a look at some comments from this morning about what the government should do to prevent more shootings. >> we have the same courtesy of the newseum. "day of grieving." the employees of the school, all women. the children all around the ages of six or seven. more shooting victims. residents gather to find comfort and pray. and national newspapers also digging into the story. the new york times saying -- victims there, white and friends with a background. there is a detail of how teachers helped students three crisis. other articles looking at the alleged killer and the victim's. and another story today -- "the justice department shows ideas about background checks." at after the shooting of gabrielle giffords and others of a su
on the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will visit with families and first responders in newtown, connecticut today. as well as attend an interfaith vigil where he will speak. federal agents plan to target gun stores and shooting ranges across connecticut in hopes of finding clues about the gunman, adam lanza. it has now been revealed that there is no link between lanza's mother and the school. contrary to earlier reports that said nancy lanza was a teacher at sandy hook elementary. rene marsh continues our coverage. >> this quiet new in town is searching for answers. >> i am also a teacher i could not know how or what she realized. >> her friend, victoria soto died protecting her students. the names and ages of the 20 children were released on saturday. one of those children is emily. >> my daughter is one of the first that would be giving her support to support. >> as we move on from what happened here, what happened to so many people let it not turn into something that defines us. something that inspires us to be better, more compassionate and more humble. >> the go
the state, looking for clues. president obama also preparing to attend an interfaith vigil offering, healing as well to a grief-stricken nation. that's where we are all today. this is a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> eric: and good morning. investigators are of course, right now, trying to paint a more complete picture of the suspect. as more questions emerge about 22-year-old adam lanza. what set him on the path to allegedly shoot and kill 20 innocent children? along with the brave adults who so courageously tried to stop him from the carnage in the school hallway. and more questions about his mother, nancy, at the home they shared before he shot her in the face and drove to the sandy hook elementary school. a woman many remember as kind and loving. >> very, very kind, considerate, loving, young lady. she lived here... a good part of her life. she was very involved in the community, very well respected. >> eric: her weapons were the ones allegedly used by adam. they were licensed. peter doocy, live in newtown, connecticut, with the latest. >> reporter: breaking news,
of the screen here, president obama who is at andrews air force base, the president expected to hop on a plane to take air force one over to newtown, connecticut to take part in a vigil tonight. he'll be meeting with first responders, he'll also be meeting with family members of some of the survivors there. as you can see president obama making his way to air force one. kristen well welker who's standing by to travel with the president. what can we expect to hear from president obama tonight? >> reporter: as you mentioned, president obama is going to start off by meeting with the folks who were most affected by this tragedy as he arrives in newtown, connecticut. he'll be speaking with family members and first responders here at newtown high school. he said his comment also focus on the victims, on the lives lost. this is becoming an all too familiar path for this president. this will be the fourth time he will have spoken to a community that is reeling in the wake of a gun massacre. just this summer, he went to a aurora, colorado in the wake of the shooting there. last year, it was tucson, ari
and they are tracing all the weapon, all the way backto the work benches where they were made. president obama preparing to fly to newtown, connecticut, to act oz our country's consoler in chief. as authorities release the names of the school staff and children who were killed, we learn, not only the terrible details about their last momes and the touching stories of the lives behind the names. i'm bream -- i'm shannon bream with america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol, starting now. police are working to draw a more complete picture of the man who came to sandy hook elementary and killed children. peter doocy has the latest. >> reporter: with the connecticut state police press conference that just wrapped, the most compelling part, perhaps, was when the lieutenant basically warned people who have been somehow -- we don't know specifically -- but using social media to pose as the shooter and to offer some kind of misinformation. and the connecticut state police warned whoever has been using the social media to perpetrate misinformation, that they will be prosecuted for crime
held tonight. president obama will be consoler and chief as he was in colorado and as he was in tucson, arizona. it is a big task one, that local pastors have been taking on with a heavy cart. at the local catholic church, there will be eight funerals. this morning, at the local synagogue, the rabbi will talk with parents of a 6-year-old, noah, to plan his funeral service. this is a community continuing to come together in its devastation. local church services have been overflowing. in some cases, people having to stands outside or within the churches and synagogues in places of worship. we are learning more about the shooter, adam, lanzas. a loner, intelligent, played a lot of computer games, in many reports, violent computer games. we heard from the reporting, citing several sources, there was a definite method how he went into sandy hook elementary. he shot his way in, which was confirmed by authorities yesterday. the principal and school psychologist were in a meeting. when they heard the shots, they rushed to the front door and that is when they were shot down. there were two fir
, they obama plan, no plan. both of these plans as they are enunciated right now result in 10 years from now, just about a $25.5 trillion national debt. that is not much of a plan. [laughter] ed rollins, thank you so much. >> my pleasure. lou: much more on the fiscal cliff, the games being played by the president and the congress. we will take that up with the "a-team" coming up next. and ambassador rice will not be secrety of state. after meeting with the president, she is still on the obama "a-team." the lou dobbs "a-team" is next. the vice president has been in hiding since the election. fortunately, there is a long list of standards making a name and saying just plain stupid remarks. the stupid list is coming right up. end of its wrote. and an unspeakable tragedy at the school in sandy hook. >> i only ask that all of our fellow citizens in the united states and around the world that have offered assistance to remember the victims. remember the victims. lou: a deeply disturbed heyyy, you're going out like that? yeah, why? well, what would the neighbors think? i see you! c'mon, get mister
. thank you. lou:much more on the obama administration's foreign-policy in the middle middle east. the "a-team" towards us coming up. federal workers are thriving in the obama economy with record paid benefits. far outpacing government workers. it seems that government workers still unhappy. unions upset with the new reality of coworker reform. alan wilson joins us and tells us why they should be cheering you right to work lou: michele obama saying that voter suppression was in full force. in so many states around the country. the first lady, however citing a specific, and it prompted judicial watch president to issue the following statement. this is obama's accusations about minority votes. it shows a dangerous disregard for the truth. we are aware of no evidence of voter suppression. by the way, we have not heard from the justice department one thing at all, mr. eric holder's historthat we certainly would have if there had been any incidents of voter suppression. our next guest defenses state's top voter id law. saying that it is a paramount issue of importance that we protect the elect
. thank you. lou: much ore on the obama administration's foreign-policy in the middle middle east. the "a-team" towards us comi up. federal workers are thriving in the obama economy with record paid benefits. far outpacing government workers. it seems that government workers still unhappy. unions upset with the new reality of coworker reform. alan wilson joins us and tells us why they should be cheering us why they should be cheering you right to work twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. lou: michele obama saying that voter suppression was in full force. in so many states around the country. the
to let our viewers know that we have learned that the president of the united states, president obama, will come here to newtown, connecticut, tomorrow. he will attend the interfaith vigil that will take place at 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. eastern time here in newtown, connecticut. the president of the united states wanted to be here. he wants to comfort the families. he wants to participate in this interfaith vigil that will take place here in newtown tomorrow night. obviously he has been shaken. we all saw what he said yesterday at that brief statement he made in the white house. he broke down, started to cry, holding back tears. so the president will be here tomorrow night, 7:00 p.m. eastern for the interfaith vigil here in newtown. let's go back in the meantime to the vigil that's taking place right now over at stratford high school. ♪ the time you must keep on smiling smile ♪ ♪ what's the use in crying you find that life is still worthwhile ♪ ♪ if you just smile >> last selection will be performed by myself. ♪ never dreamed of the sorrow ♪ ♪ i never felt i have reason t
this together as much as we can, as carefully as we can. president obama is en route to this small town now to join the people of knuten in their grief. greeft here is overwhelming. he will attend a vigil at a church here, meet with parents and loved ones of the people killed. the white house says he wants to personally thank the first responders, those people who police and paramedics credited with present venting this awful strategy from being worse. >> nancy lanza, the gunman's mother, shot dead friday morning in her home. she was sun someone who liked to garden and play a dice came called bunko. don lemon joining us now. you spoke with four of her friends about her personality, her approach to motherhood. standing by to get that information from don. don has been working the story and connect with don as soon as we can. as we watch all of these developments unfold, you and i have been here now for a couple of days, irgot to tell you doesn't get easier, but more painful by the hour as we learn details of the six adults, all women, 20 kids, first graders, ages 6 and 7 who were killed. >>
at a vigil tonight remembering the victims. president obama spoke about the hea heartbreak hours after the shooting on friday and again during his weekly address yesterday. now, of course, we have the names of all the victims in this shooting. there were 20 children, all of them were just 6 or 7 years old. there's been a fund set up to help the families of the victims. here's the address if you'd like to send a donation, the sandy hook school support fund, 39 main street in newtown, the zip code is 06470. >> meanwhile, investigators here in newtown are trying to piece it altogether. they found more information on the shooter, but still no motivate. we get more now from cnn national correspondent susan candiotti following the investigation. >> reporter: investigators are learning more each day that may explain what led 20-year-old aid dam lanza to launch a vicious attack on young children and adults at an elementary school. >> our investigators at the crime scene, the school, and secondarily at the secondary crime scene that we discussed where the female was located deceased did produce
but many in some small way starting to heal. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> tomorrow president obama is scheduled to attend an interfaith memorial service in newtown. this will be the fourth time president obama has made such a visit following a mass shooting. in his weekly address today, he offered condolences and a call to action. >> we have to come together and we'll have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening, regardless of politics. >> president obama did not provide specifics but in the past, the president has supported reinstating a federal assault weapons ban. >>> the medical examiner said he's never had to deal with something like this. >> my sensibilities may not be the average man, but this probably is the worst i have seen. >> dr. carver went on to say that all of the victims had been shot multiple times with a long weapon, presumably the semiautomatic rifle found at the scene. >> people all over the world are expressing sympathy for the victims in the massacre. in moscow, people left flowers and stuffed animals outside the american e
mass shooting in connecticut. president obama preparing to attend and interfaith vigil this evening in newtown, connecticut. while investigators try to piece together more information about what happened and why in that terrifying shooting spree. among the confusion and sorrow are stories of herosim like victoria soto, who reportedly used her own body to shield her first graders from gunfire. her hometown celebrated her life and selfless act of love and devotion to her beloved students. >> i just hope that one day he'll know she's in a better place and died a hero. >> the pain, how those mothers must be feeling at this time, because this is my only child. i couldn't picture that. that's why i'm here today, because she saved a lot of kids' lives. >> it's for so many, unimaginable. victoria soto was one of the 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary friday. according to police, of the 20 children attacked and killed, eight were boys, 12 were girls. all six adult victims were women. good morning, everyone, although it's not. especially in connecticut. i'm jamie colby, welcome to a br
to renew the weapons law ban but no bill has been legislated. will president obama revive the federal federal assault weapons ban? pat buchanan. >> john, the president had both houses of congress with him in 2009 for two years, and he didn't do it then. i doubt if he will try it now, but he may do it. but take a look at what happened up here. this individual came in and murdered his mother, who was a teacher, i believe of the kindergarten kids and may have murdered his father. you've got a did he meanted or insane individual who shouldn't have had any gun at all. but there were people that came to that school with assault weapons. all the first responders, the s.w.a.t. teams, the good guys had assault weapons, john. so i don't think you can blame this on the gun itself. you've got blame it on the killer, and if, john, you really do go after guns and try to, quote, disarm america, did you know on black friday, the day after thanksgiving, 155,000 requests came to the fbi for clearances to buy guns. >> eleanor. >> right, and that is the paranoia of people, that it is falled by a lot of d
the national electrical grid and then sell our oil resources for a hard currency. i think the obama administration recognizes as you look across the planet, across the globe that you've got so many countries that are at a technological level that you can't go red lining them and saying you can't proceed past, you can't proceed to the point of enrichment. you can't proceed into nuclear development. after all, we were the early promoter ors of nuclear development -- promoters of nuclear development with eisenhower's program for peace and those that followed it. so i think netanyahu wants a hard determination that the iranians can't be trusted, any nuclear work they're doing is an indication that their goal is weaponization, and he would like to set the bar to get their, what uranium resources they have under control and prevent it from being enriched. and also they use this term of the impunity, what is the phrase? once the -- it's the impunity factor or something like that. once they bury their centrifuges so deep in a mountain that you can no longer go in with these deep penetrating
this horrific massacre. there are numerous vigils and we are getting word that president obama is it joining the community and an interfaith vigil. ther joining together and healing the community. it is it a difficult and long road ahead when you think about the victims in this case. and so many lives lost and 12 little girls and eight little boys and six women. two of the women killed were so young. beginning their careers in education . in their twens and one just 30 years old and all of these women trying to protect the children. the youngest victim named noah. you look at the list of the children's names and the names you hear in classrooms all over america. charlotte, and anna, and daniel. tiny little people cut down before they so much much life. that's what president obama talk body the lives that were cut short. the medical examiner talking about the tragedy and giving a picture of what happened in the school. not unexpected details. we knew they were going to be horrible but the extent of the detail was clinical. nearly all of the victims had multiple gun hot. three-len gun shot wou
obama did a poor job of telling them as president of united states. all republicans seem to be doing is defending rich people. the ground has not been allayed. maybe out of this chaos will emerge understanding, but the fights over the charitable deductions -- all these charitable institutions are rising up and saying you cannot touch that somebody has got to stand up and say that everybody has to have the skin in this game. rich people, poor people, middle class -- everybody has got to be in. >> even the relatively painless things -- means testing, medicare -- maybe to propose rules to mean testing -- maybe the proposed rules to mean testing -- most of us pay a $20 copay if you go under medicare. that is not enough for people like us. >> mike allen and it jim vandehei wrote a fascinating piece and a politico about this. "the politicians with good jobs and in this town would agree in private at sure, there is a way to do this -- tax reform, entitlement reform." why don't they do it? >> let's give credit to the people who had something on the line and voted for something as tough as of
fulfill their dreams. >> we're back. that was a very emotional president obama early this afternoon at the white house. nbc's christin welker is live from the latest in washington. christin, it's such an interesting and powerful moment in the presidency. to realize that it's not just a political office or a governmental office. being president is to be us. is to be our emblematic person and to react almost like the adult in the family the grown up, you know? >> absolutely. absolutely. and president obama today add admitting that he was responding to this tragedy not only as the president, but also as a father who has two daughters. and that is how he watched these horrific events unfold. we certainly saw that raw emotion come out when he addressed the nation a little bit earlier today. the other thing that stood out about his comments, chris, he talked about the need for meaningful action, saying it is necessary regardless of the politics. he didn't go into details today. i expect during the coming days and weeks, we will learn a little bit more about what he meant specifically abou
taxes for earners making more than one-million- dollars. a source says president obama who wants to hike taxes for households who make than 250-thousand- dollars has not accepted boehner's offer. however, the proposal indicates new progress in the looming fiscal cliff talks. boehner is still seeking more spending cuts than obama proposed. he has asked for a long- term increase in eligibility age for medicare and for lower costs-of-living adjustments for medicare. boehner's aide would not comment on the report. >> morgan hill police are searching for a man who chased after a teenage girl yesterday. the same suspect is believed to have followed two other females in the last couple of weeks. this is a sketch of the suspect. he is described as a white male, short in stature and in his 30's. the suspect has been seen driving a white utility- style van.with two doors in the back and tinted windows. the 13-year-old girl told police, the suspect followed her in his van and then got out of the car and started running after her. she ran to a neighbor's home and called police. the van was last sce
. president obama will be personally delivering the thoughts and prayers on behalf of the nation to a community reeling from an unthinkable crime. right now he is meeting with victims' families and first responders as you look at hall before participating in a vigil to remember the 26 victims, massacred inside an elementary school. most of them children, no older than seven. the first funeral for one of the seven-year-olds, will be held tomorrow. thank you for joining us for special coverage of the school tragedy in newtown, connecticut. the president is expected to speak and will offer mourners words of comfort. ed henry is live in newtown, just outside. tell us more of what the president is doing there right now. >>reporter: a soft rain is falling, the president is in the high school behind me through the trees. he is meeting with the families. they have been through such a traumatic couple of days. yet despite the temperatures, despite the difficulties, people have been lining up waiting to get into the high school for the rare prayer vigil. the red cross is giving out teddy b
need not only spout the party line, but must do it continually. a group of celebrities pledged to obama, and when in the world did we begin in this country pledging allegiance to human beings? [applause] i brought this along because joe kiernan and his daughter wrote this great book. your teacher said what? this is what my child, my 13-year-old brought home from public school. are you a democrat or republican? on gun control, a democrat wants to reticket the number and amount of gun ins, a republican wants to allow citizens to buy guns without restriction. on the environment, a democrat wants to restrict drill, and a republican wants to not pass pollution laws that would cost factories money. if that's not taxation without representation, i don't know what is. [applause] the exhortation of the left are unreasonable and inconsistent insures that no one will adopt them accidentally because of their utility. they are, thus, a perfect pledge of allegiance, but they must be continually repeated as such and every possible instance or or occasion be introduced by a property station of faith or
, mayor michael bloomberg on some of the talk shows pressing obama to take action. you remember on friday, in his remarks at the white house, president hinted at that saying he thinks there should be meaningful action that both parties can come together in the days ahead. i'm told to not expect the president to gun control at the high school here in newtown. he believes it's not the time and place to do that. to focus on prayer and remembrance. no doubt, we'll hear the debate in the days ahead. >> heather: thank you very much. >> welcome to a brand-new hour of america news headquarters as rick said, i'm heather childers. >> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. we'll follow the movements of president as he visits to family members as well as his remarks before the congregation. >> in the preparation and investigation into this tragedy is actually gaining speed. authorities say the gunman shot his mother, not once but multiple times in the head before then going to the elementary school and committing his further atrocities. mike tobin joins us live. the latest developments in this case. give us a run
. every single one of them was either six or seven years old. president obama is going to arrive here in newtown this afternoon to try to comfort the victims' families. he's scheduled to arrive here in about an hour and a half. he is going to be meeting with the families and also with the first responders. and after that he's going to be speaking at an interfaith vigil. we're going to be taking that vigil here on cnn live in its entirety. it begins at 7:00 eastern time. we do know the names of the victims today. but we are still learning about who they were, what their lives were like. so short, but no doubt given their age, providing so much joy for those around them. nick valencia is in the cnn news room in atlanta. i know the families are starting post pictures of their familich and issue statements. >> some of the families have been very private about their loss. but some really want people to know about their loved ones. the family of jesse arecos -- jessica rekos said this -- jessica loved horses, she spent most of her time devoted to them, watching horse movies, drawing them, r
, president obama will be in newtown. he will speak at a memorial service. before that service, he will meet with members of the victims' families and also with first responders, as well. we know the names were made public last night. 12 girls, 8 boys killed in all. either 6 or 7 years old and 6 adults killed at the school, as well. they were all women. the medical examiner said the primary weapon in the massacre was a semi-automatic rifle that was found at the scene and every victim he examined, which were seven victims, had been hit more than once. one case 1 1 ti1 times. he penetrated the school building by literally shooting his way into the entrance with an assault weapon. wolf? >> soledad, the day before a gunman massacred 20 school children in their classrooms all ages 6 or 7, first graders right here in connecticut. lawmakers in michigan passed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in schools, despite the objecs of the school state boards. in illinois they struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons. in florida, officials announced they would soon issue their
the deadly shooting rampage on friday. president obama is headed there to help comfort the survivors. abc news reporter toman bradley has more. >> the anguish is visible everywhere. in the morning, a tearful ving git. and even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. >> all is calm ♪ >> a father of one of the victims, robbie, parker describes the last time he saw his daughter. >> she said she loved me and gave me a kiss and went out the door. >> she is one of the victims the gunman targeted. all of the children first graders, six or seven years old. six adults were killed and among them a principal and psychologist, all children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter to protect the students. as was the school psychologist. >> the medical examiner's grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. he says some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this is the worst i have seen. >> we are learning more about the 20-year-old shooter who heavily armed and coated in cevlar broke into the school by breaking the glass at the entrance. his mother is
is being held today. >> president obama is flying to newtown for today's memorial service. >> and cbs reporter erica ferrari is in newtown now to bring us the latest. good morning, erica. >> reporter: good morning. police have released the names and ages of the victims, but they haven't given any kind of a motive for what they think might have triggered this attack, this as families prepare to bury the dead. people filed into churches around newtown, connecticut to pray for victims of friday's shooting, as this community grievous, families in this small town now planning funerals for their children. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the room. she -- >> reporter: robbie parker's daughter, emilie was one of the 20 children killed in friday's shooting. >> she is an incredible person. and i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> reporter: parker and dozens of other parents had their children's bodies returned to them by authorities yesterday. police say they died when 20-year-old adam lanza forced his way into sandy hook elementary friday morning and started firing. president
university of chicago state senator obama said this about state support for gun control. >>> the vast majority of americans would like to see serious gun control. it does not pass. why does it not pass? it doesn't pass because there is this huge disconnect between what people think and legislators think about are willing to act upon. >> the 2000 editorial for "the height park herald" he wrote those of you familiar with my record know i've consistently made gun control one of my top priorities and it's absolutely critical that we pass gun control at the state and federal level. i h work on guns for violence prevention. and then in 2008 when senator barack obama was running for president, a landmark decision was handed down by the supreme court. it really up-ended the previous juris prudence on the second amendment and and then senator barack obama on the campaign trail said today's ruling, the first clear statement on this issue in 127 years will provide much-needed guidance to local jurisdictions around the country. keep in mind this was a ruling that was absolutely devastating to the
. kindergarten and first graders just 6 and 7 years old. tory? >> president obama will travel on sunday to meet with first responders and families of the victims. it has been a difficult time they learn to the people were killed yesterday. most of them. children just 6 and 7 years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had something kind to say about anybody. she is an incredible person and i am so blessed to be her dad." the state medical examiner said he believes all the graders as police continue to search for evidence in the school, the community is trying to figure out just how to cope. " when tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. but the sad truth is, there are no answers. no good ones, anyway." "the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school is a stark contrast to the feel you get walking thru this picturesque town. it almost fe
president obama took office. we're on track to double the debt again in the next four years. it is that debt that's making it harder on our middle class families, making it harder on our economy. as the federal government grows larger and larger, that is what is squeezing our middle class in this country. this is our moment to do the big things. americans have elected us to lead. they elected the president to lead. speaker boehner is ready -- you know, go to the tables, have the negotiations, but the president needs to recognize that we have to address the spending. we have to address the spending. the reason we're talking about more tax revenue is we have spending way beyond what we've been taking in. >> congresswoman, you said something at the beginning of your answer saying, i don't know the details. that is a phrase we have heard from about 434 members of congress this week. "i don't know the details." can you help us understand how these details get filtered fow and then are given to constituents? >> sure. the speaker meets with us regularly. he meets with the house republicans. unfortu
commute. >>> president obama will travel to newtown, connecticut today to attend a memorial service for the victim's of friday's deadly elementary school shooting. the president will meet those families of those who were lost and thank first responders. he also plans to speak at a vigil scheduled for 4:00 p.m. pacific time at newtown high school. this will be the fourth time president obama has traveled to a city after a mass shooting. >> we now know the names of the 26 people including the 20 children who were killed when a man opened fire inside sandy hook elementary school. among them 30-year-old lauren russeau she always dreamedover being a teacher. emily parker was one of 16 sicks that were only six years old. her father said she liked to draw and make cards to cheer up friends and family. >> she was the type of person that could light up the room. she always had something kind to say about anybody. >> robbie parker also delivered a message to the shooters family expressing condolences for the difficulty time they are going through too. >> no case compares to the carnage at san
by congress, even those it doesn't like. but after the new york court's decision, president obama said his justice department would no longer defend doma in court: >> "doma, the defense of marriage act, is unconstitutional, and so we've said we cannot defend the federal government poking its nose into what states are doing and putting the thumb on the scale against same-sex couples"" >> those who had fought for passage of the defense of marriage act were understandably dismayed. >> "this is about what our children are going to be taught in elementary school. it is about stepping in between a parent and their child and imposing a new morality, or absence thereof, upon our children." >> republican leaders in the house said they would defend the law themselves: >> "i raised my hand to uphold and defend the constitution of the united states and the laws of our country, and if the justice department was not going to defend this act passed by congress, ll, then we will." >> whether the house has the legal right to defend the law in the supreme court is unclear. a similar question arises with pro
of the u.s. school shooting. president barack obama is preparing to travel to midtown -- to newtown to console the families of the victims that include 20 children. john, what do we actually know right now about this threat? >> i am not sure that i would make all that much of it. i am afraid to say that bomb threats are a way of life in this country when there is a major and national story on. people tend to take it upon themselves to do this kind of thing. nonetheless, this is the catholic church behind me and there was a service going on on sunday morning when the world's media count out outside, including al jazeera english, so people running out looking quite frightened. we're told there was a bomb threat. we have pictures of this. you can see from these pictures the police and military turning up in serious-looking vehicles and sealing off the church and they are still presently conducting a search. they also searched a school situated near by the church building. no word whether they found anything or not, but the president is coming to newtown later today for a memorial servi
as to how. and about two hours ago, president obama announced he will attend a memorial service tomorrow in newtown. tonight the mourning is well under way. in the past two hours this vigil was held for victoria soto, the first grade teacher shot while trying to shield her first grade students from the gunman. her family says she lost her life doing what she loved. she was 27 years old. a live report from sandy hook in a moment but first, cbs 5 reporter don knapp is at a vigil in san francisco's dolores park. don. >> reporter: ann, even though we are a continent away from what happened in newtown, connecticut, people in san francisco in the bay area very much touched and troubled by what happened here. there was a vigil tonight one of about 16 or 17 around the bay area suggested by people decided to come down and bring their own candles. they stood in the rain and talked about what happened and offered each other support and talked about the title of their get together which is vigil to end gun violence. some people say even though we have a lot of violence in the united stat
mañana la visita de barack obama. >> efectivamente se espera que de un mensajes a la comunidad entera y se considera héroes a los maestros que dieron su vida para salvar la vida de muchisimos niños. >> hay cosas que sólo se pueden sentir a flor de piel, cuales son esas sensaciones? >> hay mucha gente en las caes, soprende el silencio y estamos al frente de algunas de las vigilias y una niña preguntaba por el llanto. son cosas que se están viendo aquí. >> tenemos muchas noticias ocurriendo, tenemos el día de mañana muchisima más información. >> que tengan una feliz noche. >> gracias, buenas noches >>
today. >> and president obama is flying to newtown as well for the services. >> erica ferrari is live in newtown to bring us the latest. good morningicca. >> reporter: good morning. police have re-- good morning, erica. >> reporter: good morning. the police released the name and ages but have not given a motive that made adam lanza carry out an awful attack. the families have begin the difficult task of burying the dead. people filed into churches around newtown, connecticut, to pray for the victims of friday's shooting as this community grieves. families in the small town are planning funerals for their children. >> she was a type of children that could light up the room. robe parker's daughter emily was one of the 20 young children killed in friday's shooting. >> she's an incredible person i am so blessed to be her dead. -- dad. >> they died when 20-year-old adam lanza forced his way in and started firing. president obama will travel to newtown to attend a themmor -- memorial service and visit with the victim's families, as investigators try to figure out why they were killed. peopl
and jerusalem. president obama adopted this approach and is calling upon us, the israelis to be the palestinian state can go back to 1967 lines. in my book i referred to a new paradigm. enough of the two state solution. it doesn't work. we traded for the last 20 years. we signed the oslo accord and they haven't received any peace. we tried with different engagements from god for anything for the long one that should be a three state solution and not two state solution. when i speak about three state solution, i speak about jordan, egypt and israel. i do not believe this to be a palestinian state in the land of judea and somalia because what was happening today in gaza. the range of islamic radical forces. u.s. yourself, do we want to see the same happening in jerusalem? i do not. in my book i have a lot of criticism regarding the administration, but there is some good decisions to eliminate osama bin laden. i see with the leadership in action when president obama decided to kill osama bin laden. they were ordering the troops to do it. 24 hours later there is one later that condemned the u.s. fo
with the obama campaign data administration? >> in 2008 on the campaign by was the first videographer which is something like to read the first two and a half years of the white house and the last cycle actually didn't work on the campaign for a week or at the white house. i'd worked in that new and strange world of the superpacs. >> talk about the campaign. how did you get hooked up with the president? >> there was an ad on craigslist that said that wasn't the case. was right place, right time to read a friend of mine was working at cnn as a documentary producer and that is a more normal path in the politics. as much as i was interested i was a filmmaker and all the first on anyone's list, so she knew that i was passionate in politics and wanted to get involved and then i just hit it off with a senator and a sort of traveling. >> how long did you do it? was it 2474 while? >> you know, especially on the campaign it really felt like 24/7. i happened to be living in chicago, but i was there two or three days a month. so it was 24/7 but is scaled back on the white house because the president i
on that part of the story. nbill, our hearts are broken today. that's what president obama said in his weekly radio and internet address. he devoted the entire address to the shooting in connecticut, and said the nation grieves for the families who lost loved ones. >> this weekend, michelle and i are doing what every parent is doing. holding our children and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today and they need all of us right now. nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one. all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind us that we are there for them. nflags are lowered to half staff in the capitol. republicans usually do a weekly address of their own. not today. the president would speak in the time of mourning. boehner said in a paper statement, the horror of this day seems so unbearable. we will lock arms that's how the americans rise above unspeakable evil and let's come together to pray for the families of the victims that they may find can have the and peace amid such suffering. janet napal tano said that depar
. president obama will visit new town this evening to meet with the families and attend a vigil. they will fan out to gun stores and shooting ranges across connecticut looking for clues about the 20-year-old gunman who killed 26 children and adults in friday's rampage. he forced his way into the school breaking a window at the front entrance. he shot and killed a school principal and school psychologist who ran towards him too try to protect the children. surviving twins describe how their teachers save their lives. >>> went into my teacher's office, everyone was quiet. she saved a life. she called her husband and he called the police. when the policeman came to get us he told us to close our eyes like on the picture on the news do this. and run. >> just go out. >> the medical examiner told reporters all of the young victims had been shot numerous times. as this tragedy unfolds stay with abc 7 news for continuing coverage. we are going to hear about some of the heros who helped save lives. laura anthony from connecticut lart today on abc 7 news. >> right now in the bay area it is a soggy start
. >> thanks for that. >>> today, president obama will be in newtown to speak at a vigil for the victims tonight, those that were kill ted sandy hook elementary school a vigil was held last night as well remembering the 20 young children who died and some are making new calls for stricter gun control laws. nbc's kristen welker is in connecticut for us. what can you tell us about the president's visit later today? >> reporter: alex, i can tell that you when he arrives here a little bit later on this afternoon, he will meet with victims, family members as well as first responders. he will be offering his support and condolences, not only as the president but also as a father, as a husband. later on this evening, he will speak here at the newtown high school at an interfaith prayer vigil. white house officials tell me that his speech will be focused on the families, on this community. do not expect to hear any policy in that speech, alex. this is becoming an all too familiar trip that president obama is making. this will be the fourth time that he will have visited a community that has been
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